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Offline panteramatt

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Thinner headgaskets worth it?
« on: May 03, 2018, 05:30:38 AM »
Will I notice a power improvement on my vanny using the thinner copper headgaskets? I know it will increase compression but by how much? Just seeing if its worth the trouble switching to them.



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Re: Thinner headgaskets worth it?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 08:28:12 PM »
If you raise the compresion you will have more power but with copper gaskets you should "O" ring the heads we used 14.5 to ! compression and made about 80 hp with a 38 cu in Vanny and won the All American in 2008 when I helped Ryan Kerr but we ran that engine up to 13000 rpm  We used a flat piston and the heads were 22 CCs